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today, new questions about how the fbi interrogated tamerlan tsarnaev before the attacks. >> why didn't the fbi follow up on that? you combine the first interrogation, the first examination plus the subsequent act. when somebody is brought to your attention, you investigate and find nothing and then he carries out murders, you wonder, didn't you miss something in the investigation? >> and today, our investigative team uncovered new details about the suspect's weapons. tamerlan and dzhokhar both carried illegal guns. neither had proper permits nor petitions and dzhokhar tsarnaev was under age. within the last hour the white house explained why the surviving suspect will go through the criminal system. >> he will not be treated as an enemy combatant. we will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice under u.s. law. the united states citizens cannot be tried in military commissions and it is important to remember that since 9/11, we have used the federal court system to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists. >> nbc news justice correspondent pete williams i
homeland security secretary janet napolitano pointed questions about the investigation of tamerlan tsarnaev and his six months in hush shah. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia and, if you weren't, the reason. >> the travel in 2012 that you are referring to? yes, the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned, all investigations had been -- the matter had been closed. >> but napolitano's statements fbi member and judiciary committee. >> the fbi told me they had no knowledge of him leaving or coming back. the name was misspelled so i would like to talk to you more about this case. how this man left, where he went and when we say there was no broader plot here, i just don't know how in the world we know that at this early stage. >> during his trip last year, russian media reporting that tamerlan tried to renew his passport and abruptly left the country before picking it up with no slangs. a russian newspaper editor explaining to fox today the russians simply don't have a no fly list, shep. >> shepard: that was a public hearing on capitol hil
roots in the chechnya region of russia. older brother tamerlan visited dagestan in 2012 a region in southern russia where his father and mother still live. in an interview with "the wall street journal" their mother said tamerlan had given your boxing and drinking and smoking as he turned to a religious life and told the paper he phoned her the night he died saying, quote, the police, they have started shooting at us. they are chasing us. telling her he loved her before the phone went silent. and his uncle who lives in maryland says he believes the older brother became radicalized in cambridge and not overseas and eventually drew in his younger brother but lawmakers say more questions about their past need to be answered. >> we believe they may have traveled on an alias to get back to his home country and that seven months, six and a half months or so becomes extremely important. so you know he had some radicalization before he left, you know he probably didn't travel on his own name or some variation of his own name, and when he comes back, he has a renewed interest in that radi
investigation into his older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev claiming the fbi was not as thorough as it should have been. the fbi's monitoring a foreign-born citizens living within the u.s. is more complex than is being acknowledged. fbi surveillance is more complex than simply targeting people who look like they might be terrorists as former congressman joe walsh would have you think. >> we're at war and this country got a stark reminder last week, again, that we're at war. and not only should we take a pause, when it comes to our immigration, we need to begin profiling who our enemy is in this war. young, muslim men. >> john: for more on this, i'm pleased to be joined by mike german a former fbi special agent who now works as senior policy council with the aclu. pleasure to have you here, mr. german. what a resume you have. >> thank you very much. a little unusual. >> john: it is fascinating. seeing you've been on both sides of this, both monitoring extremist groups as an agent with the fbi and now working to protect people's civil rights at the aclu, how difficult is the balance between thorough
's -- and the brother, tamerlan tsarnaev had the ploes sifs strapped to him. no indication that dzhokhar did. and he obviously tried to make an escape. so what does that tell you about his own state of mind and you know the idea some of these guys want to be a martyr to a case an if there is a cause and we don't know. some of them want to live. >> it tells me there's just what you said. there's a lot of people saying i'm willing to die but they don't necessariry want to die. this guy could have died. he could have leaned out of the boat and cranked out a couple more rounds and they would have put him down. but he chose not to. tactically they did everything they could to get him out of there alive. he could have committed that suicide. as long as we see the vid act of wanting to sur vief we have something to play with. we can dance with the devil to get information to save lives as long as we know this guy will not see the light of day outside of a prison again. >> where do you suppose they will take this line of questioning, clint? well, is that to me, chris? yeah. >> yeah. the things we're trying
brother, tamerlan died overnight. the bthhokharaev, is still lose, setting down transportations and schools in and around boston. we will keep updated with news and briefings as they are warranted. the news of the morning was also part of the briefing at the state department. secretary john kerry meeting with mexican foreign minister talked about the boston marathon investigation. this is about teen minutes. -- this is about 15 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. -- excuse me -- allergy season -- before we begin i want to say as a father and grandfather, my thoughts are of course and my home town right now in boston, where events are still unfolding in the entire city. the entire city is in lock down. we continue to learn every moment about the terror attack on monday and the pursuit of justice that is following it. it is fair to say that this entire week we have been in a direct confrontation with evil, nd i want to congratulate and thank all law-enforcement authorities for the job they have been doing on behalf of our citizens. in the past few days we have seen the best and w
for breaking news. cnn is reporting that sources tell them the dead suspect has been identified as tamerlan tsarnaev, 26 years old. t isone still being sough his brother, dzhokhar tsarnaev. we're getting that news from twitter. the next caller? much forhank you so your service. i admire men like you want to serve and protect our country. i wanted to respond to the comment you made about mexico and how there are very bad people in mexico, especially the drug dealers, which it saee in the sseouo, adment how there pelen evy lture andgi. it was difficult to hear you say that because as the other gentleman said, most terrorists are from the middle east. we know the situation with mexico and immigration is complex. it is difficult to hear a leader say that because it can be misconstrued as you being biased. a lot of people from mexico come here to feed their children. or the drugts dealers are a small percentage. i am a second- generation immigrant. my grandparents came through ellis island from denmark because they wanted to come to a country where they could live better and raise a family and h
to the one in the surveillance photos he was allegedly wearing. investigators also want to question tamerlan tsarnaev's wife. the couple initially met at a nightclub. she later converted to islam, dropped out of college and had a child with him. her attorney has said that she had no suspicions that her husband might be plotting an attack. hundreds of people stood in silence at copley square at 2:50 p.m. one week after the bombings. president obama marked the moment of silence from the white house. the u.s. senate held a similar tribute on capitol hill. >>> it is still unclear what impact the boston bombings will have on the immigration debate in congress but the topic of national security is clearly playing a more rom neprominent n the discussion. things got tense on capitol hill yesterday when senator chuck schumer sparred with republican senator chuck grassley about the future of the legislation. take a look. >> a few ways to improve the bill, offer an amendment when we start mark-up in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly to those who are pointing to what happened, the terrib
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